Category: Veggies

Grill the weekend away…

What are your plans this weekend?  Are you taking a little time away?  Hanging out with friends and family?  Are you grilling?  In my house we will be grilling for sure…and who knows what else. Whats on the grill? Are you doing burgers (like these sliders)?   How about those …

couscous like never before

A coucous salad is a must have for me in the summer.  Anytime I go to a restaurant that has a couscous side dish option it is always at the top of my list, only behind mac-n-cheese. Why Couscous? First, couscous is little pasta balls.  They have a delicious texture …

grilled & good for you veggies

We love to grill here in the sparkles n sprouts house.  As I am sure you have seen we grill everything from burgers, to pork to fish….but these grilled veggies are a new favorite. Veggies, REALLY? OK, I know what your asking.  Veggies are really a favorite?  YES, these veggies …

honey butter corny, corn, corn

It is summer and that means it is time for CORN! It doesn’t matter how… I don’t know about your family but my family eats corn anyway we can. We love boiled corn, corn on the corn, kernel corn, creamed corn and of course popcorn…but my favorite is grilled corn for …

zucchini for everyone

I have found that zucchini is one of those veggies that people either love or not love…but I have found a solution with these zucchini spears. OK I know you maybe asking yourself…a spear for dinner made out of zucchini?  Yes, I made spears made out of zucchini coated in …

green beans in no time

Green beans are a staple in our home.  The Hubby and I love them, my parents love them and my nephew REALLY loves them.  They were one of the first foods he ate and still asks for them all the time.   Over time we have fixed them all sorts …

Wes & the Asparagus

Two of my most favorite people in the whole world are my niece and nephew Audra & Wesley.  Audra is just about 8 months and Wesley will be 2 next week and I am obsessed with them.  I try and talk to Wes once a day on the phone and see …

healthy + chips = new favorite

The word healthy was a yucky word to me for many years.  Healthy meant veggies, no flavor and boring.  Did you ever think that?  Has the word healthy been hard to swallow before?  Well don’t worry…it is soon to become one of your favorite words because now healthy can be chips …

turning The Hubby into a sprout…

It is no secret that I love brussel sprouts.  As I have mentioned before my sis-in-law started me on this brussel sprout love affair, and it has only continued over the years, but The Hubby has never been a fan.  I have made many variations of these cute little bundles …

green beans all bundled up

***If your looking to make your Holiday Green Beans something to remember then these bundles are a MUST MAKE!  I have updated the recipe to reflect a slight change I made the last time I made them…the addition of Worcestershire sauce adds a richness to this already wonderful side (updated …